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Up to $10,000 Reward For Information On Gun Store Burglary

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Birmingham Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Sentinel Firearms (formerly ATI), a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $5000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.

Last Reviewed September 1, 2015

Federal Indictments Charge Federal Firearm Offenses Project Safe Neighborhood Prosecutions

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Indictments charging defendants with federal firearms charges were unsealed today. This action follows early morning arrests of many of these defendants, by a multi-agency group of law enforcement led by Special Agents and Task Force Officers of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Last Reviewed August 27, 2015

Four Additional Defendants Sentenced on A-PVP (A.K.A. “Gravel” or “Flakka”) Conspiracy Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Ronnie Lee Shelton, 43, and Brenda Lee Bolton, 46, both of Greeneville, Tenn., Eric Matthew Vance, 33, of Blountville, Tenn., and Geri Kim Ward, 33, of Church Hill, Tenn., were sentenced between August 18 and August 20, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to federal prison terms of 235 months, 95 months, 135 months and 78 months respectively.

Last Reviewed August 26, 2015

Richard McNeal Hillman sentenced to 188 Months on A-PVP (A.K.A. “Gravel” or “Flakka”) and Firearms Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Richard McNeal Hillman, 54, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on August 13, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 188 months in federal prison for his leadership role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and western North Carolina and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Last Reviewed August 17, 2015

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

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 Tarrant, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Tarrant Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Birmingham Pistol Parlor, a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $ 2500.00 which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $ 5000.00.

Last Reviewed August 5, 2015

Ohio Man Indicted for Receiving Grenade Fuzes in Blount County

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BIRMINGHAM -- A federal grand jury today indicted an Ohio man for illegally receiving about 1,340 M228 grenade fuzes in Blount County last year, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido.

A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges JAMES WILLIAM COPLEY, 54, of Akron, Ohio, with knowingly receiving explosive materials on Oct. 22.

Last Reviewed July 31, 2015

Antwaun Hendricks A/K/A “Kitchen” Sentenced to 108 Months for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On July 20, 2015, Antwaun Hendricks, a.k.a. “Kitchen”, 42, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, to serve 108 months in prison for distributing a quantity of crack cocaine. Upon his release from prison, he will be subject to supervision by the U.S. Probation Office for three years. There is no parole in the federal system.

Last Reviewed July 22, 2015

David Allen Cutshall Sentenced to Serve Eight Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On July 14, 2015, David Allen Cutshall, 31, of Greeneville, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve eight years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Last Reviewed July 16, 2015

Michael Ray Mangum Sentenced to 120 Months on A-PVP Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Michael Ray Mangum, 43, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on July 2, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 120 months in federal prison for his role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in and around the Sullivan County area. A-PVP is a synthetic drug which is commonly referred to on the street as “gravel” or “flakka.”

Last Reviewed July 7, 2015

Evelyn Jean Vickers Sentenced to 110 Months on A-PVP Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Evelyn Jean Vickers, 39, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on June 30, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to a federal prison term of 110 months for her role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in and around the Sullivan County area and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  A-PVP is a synthetic drug which is commonly referred to on the street as “gravel” or “flakka.”

Last Reviewed July 2, 2015

Marion County Man Convicted of Federal Firearm Offense

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Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Reginald Howard, Jr. (36, Ocala) guilty of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled. Howard was indicted on January 7, 2015.

Last Reviewed June 19, 2015

Jesse Clyde Lee Sentenced to Serve Seventy-Eight Months in Prison for Arson of a Building

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jesse Clyde Lee, 68, of Knoxville, Tenn., was sentenced on June 4, 2015, to serve 78 months in prison by the Honorable Thomas Varlan, Chief U.S. District Court Judge. Lee pleaded guilty in November 2014 to an information charging him with arson of a building.

In addition to his prison sentence, Lee was ordered to pay $4,771,829.45 in restitution. Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years.

Last Reviewed June 5, 2015

Johnny White Sentenced To 120 Months On a-PVP Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On May 28, 2015, Johnny White, 46, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Judge, to serve 120 months in federal prison for his role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in and around the Sullivan County area and for being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition.  A-PVP is a synthetic drug which is commonly referred to on the street as “Gravel” or “Flakka.”

Last Reviewed June 3, 2015

Gang Member Sentenced to 180 Months for Firearm and Drug Possession

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) announced today that Charles Franklin, age 34, was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell for felon in possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine.

Last Reviewed May 29, 2015

ATF Seeking Firebombing Suspect

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Mobile, Ala. ? The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Mobile Fire Department-Arson Unit, request of any information pertaining to a firebombing case which occurred in Mobile.

On Feb 15, 2015, at approximately 1:25 a.m. a pickup truck was firebombed at a residence off of Old Pascagoula Road near the dog track in Mobile, Alabama. There were no injuries as a result of this incident and investigators determined the fire started inside the vehicle.

Last Reviewed May 19, 2015

$5000 Reward for Information on Church Fire

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Brownsville, TN — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division, Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Lauderdale and Haywood County Sheriff’s Offices announced today the offering of a $5,000 reward for any information regarding the fires that occurred on January 7, 2015 at the Trinity  Methodist Church and the Cowboy Non-Denominational Church that may lead to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons involved in the fire. 

Last Reviewed May 19, 2015
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Mobile Woman Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Bankruptcy Fraud

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United States Attorney Kenyen Brown announces that Jean Sanborn of Mobile, Alabama pled guilty, in United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, to one count of mail fraud in regard to falsely claiming to be entitled to monies in an insurance claim she filed with State Farm Insurance for a fire at her former business, The Complete Skin Care Center, 3404 Old Shell Road in Mobile, and one count of falsification of documents in relation to a bankruptcy case.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

Eighteen Indicted in Nashville-Detroit Drug Distribution Conspiracy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., - March 13, 2015 - A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, returned a 2-count indictment, charging 18 individuals with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and oxymorphone, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Three of the defendants were also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

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